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South Africa Goes Big At Middle East Defense Expo

AFRICANGLOBE - South African companies have a big presence at the Middle East’s largest defence show, IDEX, which opened on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. There are about 30 South African companies at the show, with about 25 on the South African stand – Paramount, Milkor, Etion Create, and S-Plane have their own stands.

South Africa Emerging As A Player In The Global UAV Market

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is well on its way to entering exclusive defence industry terrain through Milkor. The company’s unmistakeable dominance at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in 2018 has fuelled successful new research and development initiatives.

Preparing For War: Egypt Looking To Buy More Apache Helicopters

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt has requested the sale of ten Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters at an estimated cost of $1 billion. The possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) was approved by the US State Department on 27 November, with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivering the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale.

Nigerian Military Looks to Revive Local Defence Industry

AFRICANGLOBE - As part of its programme to develop the local defence industry, the Nigerian Army has also designed surveillance vehicles and mobile antenna for urban communication to improve command and communication systems within its divisions. The army also used local content to manufacture bomb detectors, armoured personnel carriers and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).